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D'backs acquire Tiger's Martinez ... Brewers catcher to miss month after collision ... Jets' helipad

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jul. 18, 2017 at 5:59 p.m.



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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Detroit Tigers for a package of prospects, hoping to solidify a trouble spot while making a run toward the playoffs. Martinez is hitting .305 with 16 home runs and 39 RBIs, but has been the subject of trade rumors as the Tigers slid from contention. Detroit receives the Diamondbacks' No. 2 overall prospect, infielder Dawel Lugo, along with switch-hitting infield prospect Sergio Alcantara and shortstop Jose King in the deal.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt is out for at least a month with a sprained left knee following a collision at home plate. Vogt was hurt Monday night when Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl ran into him in the fifth inning of Pittsburgh's 4-2 victory. Kuhl was trying to score from second on a hit to right field. Vogt caught the throw home and tried to make a sweeping tag when Kuhl inadvertently bowled him over.

HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros' Carlos Correa says he's disappointed but focused on "successful surgery" and finishing rehab in time to be back of the field before the playoffs start. Houston put its All-Star shortstop on the 10-day disabled list today with of a torn ligament in his thumb. He's expected to miss six to eight weeks. Correa is batting .320 with 18 doubles and 20 home runs. His 67 RBIs are second in the American League.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' request to add a helipad to their training facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, has gotten a go-ahead from the state. Residents of Florham Park opposed the decision, saying the NFL team's facility is only a few miles from the Morristown Airport. The Jets haven't said when construction might begin.

ROMANS-SUR-ISERE, France (AP) — Britain's Chris Froome has an 18-second lead after Stage 16 of the Tour de France. Michael Matthews won a sprint to the line in today's 102-mile ride, during which riders had to contend with heavy crosswinds. Two difficult days in the Alps are ahead.

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